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Jan 8, 2010 6:30pm EST
on one and kept off a plane. where america stands on a growing shortage of water. we use more than any other country on earth, but our supply is drying up. and it's 10:00 p.m.-- do you know kwr where jay leno is? >> what does nbc stand for? "never believe your contract." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. he's been at the center of the news since christmas day and today the man who allegedly tried to blow an american jetliner out of the sky was front and center in a federal courtroom in detroit. quietly listening to the charges against him. six counts in all, including the attempted murder of 289 people with a weapons of mass destruction. charges that could land him in prison for life. asked if he understood the charges, umar farouk abdulmutallab answered simply "yes." national correspondent dean reynolds was in the courtroom for the arraignment. dean, what were your impressions of him? >> reporter: well, katie, the proceedings lasted only four minutes and they sh
CBS
Jan 7, 2010 6:30pm EST
an officer leaves his post unguard unguarded. and where america stands in the battle against obesity and what's being done to save our children. >> just what i used to look like and then what i look like now kind of upsets me. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening. everyone. the white house laid it all out today, just how u.s. intelligence failed to detect and stop that christmas day terror plot. and president obama addressed the nation to outline the steps he's taking to fix the system. the president took responsibility for the failure saying "the buck stops with me." but he also ordered intelligence agent agencies to assign clear lines of responsibility for following leads and sharing information. and he ordered improvements in the system for putting people on the no-fly list. chip reid is at the white house tonight and, chip, this review is really a stinging indictment of the intelligence community. >> reporter: it certainly is, katie. the report says that intelligence agencies kne
CBS
Jan 8, 2010 7:02pm EST
america stands kw-pb ots its on its h-2 woes and what's being done to keep the country from going dry. (announcer) at the end of a year, about 95% of smokers who try to quit cold turkey will be unsuccessful. if you haven't been able to quit smoking, you haven't failed, maybe your method of quitting has. but you can do it. you may just need the right tools. clinical guidelines recommend treatment and support to improve your chances of quitting smoking. why not get all the help you can? make a plan, get support, and talk to your doctor about prescription treatment options that can help you quit smoking. and to find out more, go to rethinkyourquit.com i eat yoplus. it has the great taste of yoplait, plus antioxidants, plus fiber and probiotics, plus calcium and vitamin d. new yoplus. the proactive nutrition yogurt. but now that i'm breathing better with advair... i can enjoy the zoo with my grandkids. (announcer) for people with copd including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both, great news. advair helps significantly improve lung function. while nothing can reverse copd, advair is di
CBS
Jan 12, 2010 6:30pm EST
america stands in the battle against alzheimer's, a disease that could be one of the biggest publish health issues this country will ever face. captioning sponsored by cbs >> couric: good evening, everyone, we begin tonight with breaking news from the caribbean. a major disaster may be unfolding right now in haiti, hit today by a powerful earthquake. that was magnitude 7, possibly the strongest quake ever to hit that region. and it was quickly followed by a number of aftershocks. tsunami watches were posted for haiti, the dominican republic, cuba, and the bahamas. more than nine million people live in haiti, and there are reports that some buildings have collapsed. raymond joseph is haiti's ambassador to the united states. he joins us on the phone. mr. ambassador, thank you for joining us. >> well, thank you, good night and it's a pleasure and a tough situation for me to be on the air tonight. >> couric: well, what can you tell us, mr. ambassador. what are you hearing about what has happened in haiti from residents there? >> i was able to reach the secretary general to the presidency
CBS
Jan 7, 2010 7:00pm EST
on the "cbs evening news," where america stands on a growing national epidemic-- the problem of obesity reaching the breaking point. >> couric: resolutions to lose some extra pounds are common this time of year and they couldn't come soon enough. as we begin this new decade, the country facing a dangerous weight problem. consider this: in the late 1970s, 15% of american adults were obese. by the early '90s, that number had jumped to 23% and most recently 35%. so how do we reduce our waistlines and return to a healthier state? seth doane traveled the nation to weigh what's being done about this growing crisis as cbs reports "where america stands." >> okay, three piece crispy and a diet pepsi. >> reporter: the evidence of an epidemic is everywhere. two-thirds-- 190 million americans-- are overweight or obese. if you had to grade the united states when it comes to obesity ... >> i'd give us an "f." >> reporter: a national report card no one is proud of. obesity-related diseases are a nearly $150 billion medical burden every year. >> we're going to end up as a nation of cardiac cripples. >>
CBS
Jan 26, 2010 7:09pm EST
cbs reports: "where america stands." >> reporter: for more than a decade, americans have been living in what's been called the age of terror. from africa in 1998 to new york and washington in 2001 to the skies over detroit in 2009. >> al qaeda and its extremist allies will stop at nothing in their efforts to kill americans. >> reporter: the report card is grim. between 1998 and 2001 al qaeda terrorists struck u.s. and western targets just four times. three countries were hit, 248 people were killed. then came 9/11 and those figures skyrocketed. 144 attacks in eight years by al qaeda or its affiliates. 24 countries hit. all told, including the world trade center, more than 4,300 people killed. al qaeda's main area of operations has expanded beyond afghanistan. it now has substantial bases in yemen, iraq, algeria, somalia, and kenya. home ground terrorism is also on the rise from boston to dallas to new york city. 44 plots have been uncovered in the u.s. since 9/11, 12 of those last year alone. the problem for the u.s. is personifyed in radical recruiters like shake omar bakri muhammed
CBS
Jan 28, 2010 7:00pm EST
: turning now to the economy, america's top banker is staying on the job. the senate today confirmed ben bernanke to serve a second term as chairman of the federal reserve. the vote was 70-30, the closest ever for a fed chairman. meanwhile, the line for unemployment benefits is growing. the government said today another 470,000 americans put in their first claims last week. unemployment was, of course, the main focus of the state of the union address, and today, chip reid tells us the president took his plan for dealing with it on the road. >> reporter: the president joined vice president biden in florida to announce the administration's biggest stimulus project of all. >> right here in tampa, we are gonna start building a new high-speed rail line. >> reporter: $8 billion to begin a european-style, clean-energy, high-speed rail system. planners hope it will eventually connect cities across the country, the largest infrastructure project since the interstate highway system. the white house claims it will create tens of thousands of jobs. the announcement is one of many planned in coming m
CBS
Jan 4, 2010 7:00pm EST
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CBS
Jan 26, 2010 6:30pm EST
"where america stands." and lights, camera, "avatar." does this new way of making movies mean a sequel is simply a click away? captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. we're beginning with breaking news. toyota has just done something no car maker in this country has ever done before: it has just told its dealers to stop selling eight of its models, at least temporarily. the same models it recalled last week to fix a potentially dangerous defect. their gas pedals could get stuck. nancy cordes is in washington tonight. nancy, toyota is also stopping production of these vehicles next week. this is really unprecedented. >> reporter: it is completely unprecedented, katie, and one industry analyst described it to us tonight like the recall of tylenol by johnson & johnson back in 1982. it's affecting four major production plants, as you mentioned, and 2.3 million vehicles at a time when the industry can scarcely afford it. the suspension of sales includes some of toyota's mos
CBS
Jan 28, 2010 6:30pm EST
," has died. and where america stands in the battle against cancer. >> they tell you you have six months and what are you going to do in six months? >> couric: finding hope and cracking the genetic code. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. millions of vehicles recalled, sales suspended, production stopped, and just when you thought it couldn't get any worse for toyota, it has. the recall for defective gas pedals has spread to china and europe, and in this country, jeff glor tells us, another million-plus toyota cares and s.u.v.s were added to the recall list. >> reporter: for the world's biggest automaker, the problem seems to get bigger every day. as millions of toyota owners wonder if the vehicles they're driving are safe. >> i would really hate to be on the highway and then just be anything at a top-rate speed and not be able to control the vehicle. >> reporter: the latest recall involves five models. toyota said today they're closing in on solutions to a gas pe
CBS
Jan 11, 2010 7:00pm EST
more of the bailout money they received. meanwhile, new york's attorney general called on america's biggest banks today to reveal exactly how much they intend to pay out in bonuses this year? national correspondent jim axelrod found out and the answer is "plenty." >> reporter: less than a year ago, wall street's titans were before congress taking the blame for the financial crisis. >> as an industry, clearly we made mistakes. >> reporter: now after a year of record profits, some are preparing to handout record bonuses. goldman sachs an average bonus of almost $600,000. j.p. morgan chase $463,000, this at a time when one in ten american workers is unemployed. >> there are folks that just continue not to get it. >> reporter: the nation's six biggest banks are expecting to pay out somewhere near $150 billion in bonus this is year. if that were a stack of $100 bills, the pile would be as high as 370 empire state buildings. >> 2010 we're seeing the same bonuses return and with some modest refinements it's going to produce the same incentive to take on higher risk. >> reporter: many ban
CBS
Jan 6, 2010 6:30pm EST
america stands. how the u.s. military is redefining modern warfare by using new high-tech tactics. >> i don't know how close to the real thing that was, but it was very, very convincing. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. we're beginning tonight with late-breaking news and the latest example of just how on edge everyone is since that failed attempt to blow up a jetliner on christmas day. a hawaiian airlines 767 was flying from oregon to hawaii this afternoon when a passenger refused to store his carry-on and made threatening remarks. the captain declared an emergency. the military scrambled two f-15s and the plane returned to portland where it landed safely. law enforcement boarded and took the passenger into custody for questioning. meanwhile, the terrorist who allegedly tried to blow up that northwest airlines plane out of the sky on christmas day is now facing the most serious charges possible. in detroit today, a federal grand jury indicted umar farouk abdulmut
CBS
Dec 31, 2009 7:00pm EST
middle east, and south america to review passenger procedures. and procedures already ordered by the president include increased pat-downdowns and bag checks, more air marshals and more bomb-sniffing dogs. officials have also updated the lis of more than half a million potential trifts terrorists, moving some up to the no-fly list. the preliminary findings are also focusing on some serious security breakdowns. conversations were intercepted months ago about a nigerian in yemen involved in a terrorist plot but the dots were never connected to warnings by a prominent ginortheastern to u.s. officials that his son had become dangerously radicalized in yemen. agencies failed to pull the man's u.s. travel visa, a flaw that is now closed. today, director of national security dennis blair had a chilling warning to the intelligence community about the more cunning attacks of the future that are being designed to circumvent u.s. defenses. he said, "they are doing so right now, even as you are reading this message." meanwhile, republicans are accusing the president of being slow and weak
CBS
Jan 29, 2010 7:00pm EST
america." >> reporter: but an old friend noted that when they both served in the illinois legislature, obama was known for reaching across the aisle. >> over the past year in my view, that attribute hasn't been in full bloom. >> reporter: the president then conceded both sides are at fault. >> just a tone of civility instead of slash-and-burn would be helpful. >> reporter: throughout what was essentially a policy debate, the president demonstrated intimate knowledge of the issues. >> we'd refund part of your payroll tax for every dollar you increase those wages faster than inflation. it's a simple concept. >> reporter: and deep familiarity with republican positions. >> i understand that. i've read your bills. you know, i've read your legislation. >> reporter: when the scheduled 45 minutes was up, the president said "let's keep going." >> you know, i'm having fun. >> reporter: republicans were on their best behavior. there were no "you lie" moments. but when the president thought the last question was unfair, he let them know it. >> will that new budget, like your old budget, triple th
CBS
Jan 6, 2010 7:00pm EST
evening news," where america stands. hollywood technology plays a supporting role in training the u.s. military. if you have overactive bladder and you worry your pipes might leak (pipe doctor) ask your doctor about treating with vesicare. (pipe woman) then you could treat yourself to a night out with fewer urges or a day with fewer leaks or a trip with fewer overactive bladder problems. (pipe doctor) once daily vesicare can help control your bladder muscle and is proven to reduce frequent, sudden urges and leaks day and night. if you have certain stomach or glaucoma problems, or trouble emptying your bladder, do not take vesicare. tell your doctor right away if you have a serious allergic reaction, severe abdominal pain, or become constipated for three or more days. vesicare may cause blurred vision so use caution while driving or doing unsafe tasks. common side effects are dry mouth, constipation, and indigestion. (pipe woman) so, you could treat yourself to more time with friends and family or more of whatever you like to do with fewer urges and leaks. ask your doctor today about
CBS
Jan 25, 2010 7:00pm EST
hughes, cbs news, glendale, california. >> couric: america's realtors report sales of used homes plunged nearly 17% in december, that's the biggest one-month drop in more than 40 years. the rush to take advantage of a tax credit for first-time buyers apparently came to an end. now to haiti, where it's been nearly two weeks since the earthquake. the death toll is estimated at 200,000, and the government says 150,000 people have been buried in mass graves. the canadian government, meanwhile, hosted an international conference in montreal today to start planning the country's recovery. the haitian prime minister was there, he said it could take a generation to rebuild port-au-prince. as bill whitaker tells us, they're taking some steps already. >> reporter: to see crowds growing and pushing outside the u.s. embassy in port-au-prince... >> stop pushing! >> reporter: ...you'd think the biggest job for america's military and diplomats is handling the tears and tempers of people desperate to get to u.s. shores. but their biggest concerns? getting this country that's been knocked to its knees ba
CBS
Jan 28, 2010 7:19pm EST
-century america like a boaltd of lightning. if you really want to hear about it the first thing you'll probably want to know is where i was born and what my lousy childhood was right. j.d. salinger's catcher in the rye was a literary sensation from its first appearance. the centra figure, 16-year-old n caufield, is one of the most recognizable figures in 20th century american fiction. the story isn't much, call spends a long weekend in new york wondering through central park visiting other haunts. it's not what he does. it's how hoe thinks and expresses those thoughts that has made "catcher in the rye" so compelling for so many for so long. in his feelings of isolation and awkwardness he was an early version of the postwar disaffected young. james dean in "rebel without a cause." dustin hoffman a decade later in "the graduate." let character was embraced by millions from artists and writers to the deeply troubled mark david chapman, who said he killed john lennon in 1980 to promote the book. the rough language in holden's brooding thoughts also made "the catcher in the rye" very controversial.
CBS
Jan 1, 2010 7:00pm EST
elaborate and often viblg security measures, but in america, even at new york's busiest hotels, cars and trucks pretty much come and go as they please. lobbys are crowded with guests and non-guests alike and unatended bags sit, well, unattended. new technologies do exist. anti-vehicle barriers that can deploy in half a second. protective window film that prentss flying glass shardes that routinely kill and maim victims at a blast site. high-detailed cameras that can zoom in and track and help identify suspects. and now this-- a boston-based company that has developed plastic mesh wallpaper. it absorbeds concussions and can maintain the building's integrity. >> the walls will not come tumbling down as otherwise would happen. >> reporter: it will be available for commercial applications in less than a year >> whether or not they choose to follow up on it, of course, comes down to dollars and cents. >> reporter: but remarkably not a single u.s. hotel firm has even called to inquire about it. without a single take on a u.s. hotel many hospitality companies see it as too costly an investm
CBS
Jan 13, 2010 7:00pm EST
in the united states of america today and going forward. >> smith: haiti is about 700 miles from miami sharing the caribbean island of hispaniola with the dominican republic. about nine million people live there, most in poverty. and katie couric tells us now many people woke up today to find what little they had was gone. >> couric: dawn is supposed to bring hope, but today sunlight revealed hundreds dead in the streets of port-au-price. (screaming) >> couric: parents have lost children and children have lost parents. survivors not overcome with grief are using their bare hands to remove the rubble, hoping to find signs of life. it's now a race to save the people buried against the destroyed neighborhoods and shantytowns of the capital city. >> information the full extent of the damage is still scanty. >> couric: an estimated three million people need emergency aid. one of the first priorities is setting up medical care for the thousands of injured. all three hospitals operated by doctors without borders have collapsed or had to be abandoned. many of its doctors are missing. what infrastructu
CBS
Jan 14, 2010 7:00pm EST
warranty, from gmc. with roadside assistance and courtesy transportation, it's the best coverage in america. >> smith: our coverage of the disaster in haiti will continue in just a bit. for the prosecutors today charged washington wizard star gilbert arains with felony gun possession. last week the n.b.a. put him on indefinite suspension for bringing four guns into the locker room last night. he could get five years in prison if convicted. the white house expects the financial industry to repay all but about $117 billion of their taxpayer bailout. today, the president asked congress to impose a tax on america's biggest banks to recover the rest. >> if these companies are in good enough shape to afford massive bonuses, they are surely in good enough shape to afford paying back every penny to taxpayers. >> smith: the tax needs congressional approval and republicans may try to block it saying the banks would pass the tax on to their customers. u.s. intelligence believes the attempt to blow an american jetliner out of the sky on christmas day may have been part of a larger plot against the un
CBS
Jan 22, 2010 7:03pm EST
, there is a promise of a new life in america. this week, we followed 53 of them to the u.s., first to pittsburgh where some met their new parents. and now a home in washington state is the setting for a new beginning. cynthia bowers now with the story of the baker family plus three. >> reporter: when the bakers and their newest children finally arrived home to hugs this week... >> hi, lili. >> reporter:. >> reporter: ...it was the end of a surreal journey for thamar, davidson and lili. three of the orphans airliftd from the earthquake now about to start a new life on solid ground and in soft beds. >> welcome home. >> reporter: even though haiti may be a world away, nat and chris baker have devoted years to the impoverished island nation. >> every time we traveled to haiti we see kids on the street hungry and hurting and alone and scared. that breaks my heart. every child deserves a chance. >> reporter: five years ago, they adopted a girl from haiti, a new sister for their two biological sons. kimberly's mother was too poor to raise her. on a return visit a few years later, kimberly's mom begged the ba
CBS
Jan 5, 2010 6:30pm EST
america stands" begins tonight. the focus: creating jobs for the future. >> you don't save your way out of a recession, you invest your way out of it. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couriri everyone. president obama called his national security team to the white house today for a report on the lapses that allowed a terrorist to board an american jetliner on christmas day and attempt to blow it up. he did not like what he heard. he said u.s. intelligence had the information it needed to uncover the plot, but failed to connect the dots. the president ordered his team to quickly come up with new recommendations to make sure this never happens again. and while he's putting an indefinite hold on sending terror suspects held at guantanamo home to yemen where the terror plot allegedlyedly began, he made it clear he still intends to close that facility. chip reid is at the white house tonight and, chip, this has been a real wakeup call for the president. >> reporter: it certainly has been, katie. the
CBS
Jan 26, 2010 7:00pm EST
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